The Food Group, formerly known as the Emergency Foodshelf Network, is the only independent food bank in the state of Minnesota. They work with food shelves, meal providers, and other organizations, to provide access to free quality food and bulk amounts of food at or below wholesale prices. The Food Group doesn’t charge food shelves they provide services to any fees. What they do is provide free food delivery, outreach, and advocacy opportunities.
They don’t just provide food in emergency situations. Through a variety of community partnerships they have developed programs that fight hunger in more sustainable ways such as the Fare for All program and the Mobile Foodshelf.
Earlier this week The Food Group made an exciting announcement. Big River Farms, which is operated by the Minnesota Food Association (MFA), is now a program of The Food Group! The new program will focus on providing sustainable agricultural training for immigrant and minority farmers. This partnership means that The Food Group will be involved at both ends of the food system, from producing the food to distributing it. To learn more about Big River Farms, what this new program will be doing, or how you can get involved, visit this page!